Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, the great thing about president obama and the debates with john mccain, it really wasn't so much what he said. it was the way he held himself compared with the way that senator john mccain held himself, and senator mccain looked increasingly flustered. he looked frustrated with candidate obama. i think that the great thing about president obama is that he does have the capacity to be totally in the moment and to be totally funny. he is funny on his feet. and so, you know, for him to practice what he's going to do in case of a zinger, i think he's got the blessing of being rather spontaneous and the blessing of being up against someone who is incapable of spontaneity, reveals himself in those spontaneous moments like the 47% taped remark to be not a terribly likable person. so i think for the president to practice the way he handles zingers defeats what the president is particularly good at. >> well, actually barack means -- barack means in swahili blessed one, so you got that one right. will president obama challenge romney on the details of his vague tax plan, a tax plan almost every ex
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. and teddy scores his first win. twitter was hopping from that one from john mccain who gave teddy a pep talk about his performan performance. teddy won, teddy won, teddy won. w teddy's losing streak last the 538 games for the number of votes in the electoral college. that's so d.c. it sure is. much more ahead, including the great james lipton who is going to be grading the debate performances of both president obama and mitt romney last night. he's the best. you're watching, "hardball," the place for politics. you're watching, "hardball," the >>> i'm hampton pearson with your cnbc market wrap. the dow gains 82. the s&p rises 10 and the nasdaq is up 14 points. >>> minutes from the last federal reserve meeting show all central bankers but one were in agreement about the fed's latest round of bond buying. as for the economy, jobless claims rose a smaller than expected 4,000 last week to 367,000, and tomorrow's jobs report is on friday, of course, payrolls are expected to rise by 113,000 with the unemployment rate moving up to 8.2%. that's it from cnbc, first in business worldwide. now back to "